After the attack on the Bremen AfD country Manager Frank Magnitz the police has formed a special Commission. This will be headed by the state protection and exchange closely with the Federal criminal police office, told officials on Tuesday in the Hanseatic city.

According to the latest data of the investigators, the 66-year-old member of Parliament was attacked on Monday evening in Bremen by at least three men and seriously injured.

The perpetrators would have beaten Magnitz with an unknown object on the head and escaped after that, it was called by the police. Two craftsmen, the loaded in the vicinity of their car, they discovered the lying on the ground victims and an ambulance called. The crew alerted the police, a manhunt for the perpetrators remained unsuccessful.

Magnitz reports to word

Magnitz even spoke on Tuesday with news Agency dpa. He will stay longer in the hospital, he said. The fact that he had only a little memory, said Magnitz. After the shock he had become unconscious. He himself had not seen the perpetrators, but not heard, if they had said something to him.

A photo on the website of the AfD national Association, shows his head injury. The police believe that the perpetrators have attacked Magnitz because of his political beliefs.

politicians from all parties condemned the attack and demanded punishment of the perpetrators. The “brutal attack” condemn “sharply,” wrote government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Tuesday in the case of Twitter. He added: “Hopefully, the police quickly to catch the perpetrators.” SPD Leader Andrea Nahles said: “The AfD is a political opponent of our tolerant and peaceful society.” Who fought against the party and its politicians, but “with violence, betrays these values, and endangers the life of our together”.

the leadership of The AfD faction in the Bundestag, announced that the attack be “the result of incitement by politicians and the media”.

In the past, the AfD in Bremen, was several times the target of attacks, among other things, the slices of the party were smashed offices and a car demolished.


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